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Spotlight’s four-part Women in Health series features the remarkable contributions of South African women to medicine and science:

Professor Koleka Mlisana has over 40 years experience in health sciences and is a microbiologist by training and executive manager of academic affairs, research, and quality assurance at the National Health Laboratory Services.

Dr Caroline Pule, a biomedical scientist working in tuberculosis (TB) research has a passion for finding answers that can help ease the suffering caused by diseases such as TB.

Dr Rehana Malgas-Enus is an inorganic chemist, researcher, and senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University. She also runs the RME-Nano Research Group that focuses on the design and synthesis of metal nanoparticles.

Professor Michèle Ramsay, Professor of Human Genetics and the Director of the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience (SBIMB) at Wits University.